Deputies look for suspect in Barry Co. bank robbery

Barry County
Surveillance photos of the suspect who robbed the Chemical Bank in Middleville on Nov. 26, 2019. (Courtesy of the Barry County Sheriff's Office)

Surveillance photos of the suspect who robbed the Chemical Bank in Middleville on Nov. 26, 2019. (Courtesy of the Barry County Sheriff’s Office)

MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a bank in Barry County was robbed on Tuesday.

It happened just before 1 p.m. at the Chemical Bank in the 300 block of Arlington Street, near Sherman Street in Middleville.

Deputies say a black man went into the bank and demanded money. He drove away in a gray sedan with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Barry County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect was wearing black pants, a black coat with the hood pulled up and sunglasses, deputies say.

Investigators say the man was last seen in the area of Arlington and Thornton streets, leaving westbound on Thornton Street.

As a precaution, Thornapple Kellogg Schools were under a shelter in place for a short time after the robbery. By 2 p.m., the safety precaution was lifted.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Barry County Sheriff’s Office at 269.948.4801 or Silent Observer at 800.310.9031. 

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